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robberies are up ten percent from the year to date compared to last year for a total of 17, aggravated assaults are down 9 percent and property crimes are up a locality of the crime fighting strategies and i don't know if the committee would like me to cover these or you are satisfied from the responses from earlier? >> i think that we are fine for now. >> okay. >> and the colleagues can ask the questions and just proceed. >> any questions? >> okay. >> that concludes my presentation. >> great. thank you, very much commander.
colleagues any questions? >> i guess that i would ask a general question, in terms of city-wide, i mean, where do you see things in terms of public safety right now, are there specific trends? you know we talked earlier about the increase number of robberies, do you see anything else happening that we should be aware of? >> no, i am sure that as many as the members of the committee are aware as well as the community. we did have a slight increase in gang shootings last summer, which, we addressed in august, that trend, i am happy to report that we did not record any homicides in the month of august due to a lot of the strategies that we discussed earlier. but lately it seems like the robberies have been an issue and we have the strategies in place to address those robberies. >> okay, thank you very much. commander. >> sure.
>> unless there are any questions, why don't we open it up to public comment. is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> and so, this will be an ongoing item, so should i continue it to the call of the chair? >> yes. >> so we have a motion by supervisor mar to continue to the call of the chair. seconded by supervisor yee, without objection. thank you. >> mr. clerk if you could please call item number three. >> yes, a hearing to consider the transfer of a type 21 off-sale general license from 345 eddy street to 135 powell street to daniel kramer for wal greens. >> great. >> is anyone here on this item? >> if you could please come forward. >> good morning, supervisors, community and my name is inspector rich van coal
representing the san francisco police department. i was under i believe that we are continuing this, but the sfpd is ready to proceed if that is necessary. >> good morning, supervisors my name is katy and i am here on behalf of walgreens, we would like to request that this item be continued until the next hearing, the 21st because we found out about this item this week and that did not give time for the walgreens representatives who would like to be here to attend this meeting. this is in regards to their flag ship store, the third such store in the country and we would like to be here to tell you more about it. >> okay. >> i know that supervisor kim, the district supervisor has she in her office have made effort to reach out to the applicant
and you know, unfortunately it seems there there has not been the desire of response, so hopefully between now and the time that this comes back and if we decide to continue it, that you know, it would be out reached to the supervisor's office. >> okay. >> if i may, we have met with supervisor kim's office but we will be in touch to make sure that any other questions or concerned that you have may be addressed. >> okay. >> before we take any action, why don't we move up to public comment, is there any member of the public who would like to speak on item number three? please come forward. >> first, my name is john nolty and i am a long term, and i am a native san franciscoan and walgreens has a monopoly on pharmacis in san francisco and have killed the mom and pops.
i am concerned about the continuance that does not help the community or any organizations that is opposed to it or or for. they have known about had application, if you look at your packet this has been ongoing, the dates in which the emilie they have had this, in front of your committee has gone almost, eight months. so, therefore, continuing it, i don't think that it is wise. it should be here like the officer said. he is ready to proceed. >> i don't think that anything will change in their presentation because it is all hype. now, getting to the pictures of walgreens could i have the overhead? >> this is walgreens. and in this item right here, we have the person in front of it and we see the garage cans
taking up the space in front of their location. and the above lories this is open space, we just lost open space. i don't know if you understand about open space, but we are never going to get that back and those are umbrellas and that is wait that restaurant above them was functioning with open space. and our neighborhood does not have as limited on open space. and then, here is another picture of walgreens, this shows them congregating in front of their property, it shows, again, another panhandling going on. and then, this picture shows their truck unloading taking over half of the sidewalk for pedestrians. this is a major corridor, this is powell street. you know? this is the tourist part of the city. and you are taking up all of this space. and then, here is another picture of walgreens.
we have graffiti, on their property. right here and then you have another panhandler. and then you have all of this mess right here again, on the sidewalk. so, i'm concerned about how they are not even taking care of their property that they have had there for over 20 years. and how it is effecting our neighborhood. thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> next speaker, please? >> they are both working? >> okay, my name is michael nolty and i am the director of alliance 66 and it is a
district-wide improvement organization that addresses land use, and public safety concerns. currently there are over, could i have the overhead? >> currently there are over, overhead, please? somewhere? currently there are over 800 liquor licenses in san francisco. and i consider that an over concentration and adding and if you see all of these dots, this is downtown where they are going to have their store. recently our membership, i surveyed our membership and public safety was our top priority. and there are many reasons why the community feels that the license will not service the convenience of the community
and the list is 22, reasons that have been given to you. and i just a brief list. and the community is saying enough is enough. you know, when could i have the overhead? >> when walgreens posted back in march of 2012, they notified the community that they were going to have a liquor license at 135 powell. the reality is not just there but also 149 powell because they are taking over lories. the neighbors did not know that there was going to be a super store at the time of posting. we also question the proper posting of the notice. walgreens says in the packet that you have gotten from them that they are only going to be getting three percent of their sales will be coming from
alcohol. well, do they really need three percent extra income from alcohol? so. there is just many concerns, they were not addressed in the community out reach meetings that took place long after the post this posting took place at on the window so the community did not know at the time that was going to happen at the site and it is time for the citizens to are heard and enough is enough as far as alcohol licenses. okay? thank you. >> thank you very much. >> is there any other member of the public who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. and let me just go back to a comment that i made earlier. i just realized that the item that we are talking about is a district three item and so my
reference was involved in six and so i apologize to the applicant for any negative inference in my comments. my understanding is that a request for a continuance, i have not heard anything from the district supervisor in terms of you know being against the request. i understand from public comment that there is, you know, there are some legitimate concerns here. so, colleagues? i don't know if there is any motion? >> i just have a question and i appreciate the letter from the alliance for a better district six and mr. nolty, both their comments and i share concerns about the over abundance of liquor licenses in that area of the city especially around the tender loin and i see that in the abc record that there is a
number of other letters of protest and i am wondering if we could have a summary of if they are smaller businesses. do we have a sense of the letters of protest? i think that there are 14 letters of support and a handful of letters of protest. but do you have a gist of what those protests were? >> as you corrected stated
there are recorded 14 letters of support for abc and for recorded letters of opposition to the abc. i don't have those letters in front of me, but they all seem to have the same theme as you brought up as the over saturation as well as a high crime plot area. >> and i do see the conditions recommended by you and and the department, that limits the hours required for clean up and minimizing the nuisance and i sigh those as well and your recommendation is to approve so this is very helpful. is there a way for us to access those letters of protest before those hearing happen? if they could be placed in the packet or a way for us to easily scan them before these meetings? >> yes, i will have those for
you at the next meeting. >> thank you. >> okay. great. colleagues? any comments or any other questions? i know that there has been a request by the applicant to continue, and my understanding is that the district supervisor does not have an issue with that, and in light of that i think that probably makes sense. i have to say though, that the comments and concerns from the public are you know, very legitimate concerns and i certainly look forward to a resolution of those concerns. so colleagues, if we could have a motion to continue to the call of the chair? >> motioned by supervisor mar. >> we could do that without objection? >> thank you, if you could please call item number four. >> item number four is a hearing to consider the issue
ans of type 42 on-sale beer and wine public premises license to jordan lewis and case lewis for the folsom street foundry, located at 1425 folsom street. >> thank you, now we will hear from the applicants. >> good morning, supervisors and members of the public, i am case lewis and i am here with my brother jordan lewis and we are here to answer any questions that you may have. >> good morning, supervisors my name is jordan and a overview of what is the place is going to be. we believe that we have a novel idea for a art gallery in the solma area, and the type of art that we are going to be show casing is concept artwork and it is an under served style of artwork that is primarily used for the creation of video games, movies, fashion and industry. it is drawn on computers,
photoshop, corel painter and thus, l is not a hard copy of it. what we have done is put an array of monitors that can slide show and show this artwork which is very eye catching and i think that it speaks to a lot of people in the san francisco area that are involved in you know creation of these video games, movies, high-tech and we are hoping to serve that market by having a interesting area where creative professionals can come and enjoy this artwork and relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer or a cup of coffee. and that is just the basic overview of our venue. and we are getting a good response from neighborhood and they are looking forward to us opening from everyone that we have heard and we just hope to move forward. >> a quick question, have you
reached out to the district supervisor? >> we have not, spoken with her directly, accept for the letters that we sent. >> if you could speak into the mic. >> we have not spoken with our supervisor directly, simply the clerk and the letters that we sent explaining our operation. >> to be honest with you, the fact that this goes back to my prior point when i spoke about the wrong item, but the point is that it is always a concern for me when someone comes with this kind of a interest and they have not actually done the out reach to the district supervisor. and that is not a good way of approaching these kinds of matters and it certainly does not leave us as members of this body. but i would imagine that members of the community with a
great degree of confidence, when the elected representative for a particular part of the city has not you know, received the kind of out reach that normally you would expect. >> we apologize, and we had not spoken with her. most of our out reach has been to the local community surrounding us and we have been developing relationships with our neighbors all around and everyone that we have spoken with with the local business owners nearbies and the people that live in the nearby apartments and condos they have given us support. they like the idea. >> and so supervisor yee? >> campos, your previous statement and i just want to reinforce this that i would like to see you reach out to your representative in the district. >> we will absolutely do that. >> great.
>> do we have any comments from the police department? >> good morning, supervisors. cristina west on behalf of lewis k has filed an application with the department of alcohol beverage seeking an on sale beer and wine bar for folsom street, for the purpose of this hearing, the department, abc seeks a determination from the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial of this license. the police calls for service from 2011 to march for the entire year was one call as well as there was no records of any police reports. >> this particular premises is located in plot 242. and the applicant premise is
located in a high crime area. the premise is located in the census track 128. located in undue concentration area. and there were no letters of protests nor were there any letters of support. the department recommendation is based on there is no opposition from southern station. the alcohol licensing unit of the san francisco police department recommends approval. the following conditions have been recommended to the california department of alcohol beverage control. number one, sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages should be permitted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day of the week. off sale consumption is prohibited >> loitering to stand about and linger without lawful business is prohibited on any side walks
or property ajay sense to the premises. number four, no noise shall be audible beyond the area under the control of the licensee at this find on the abc form 8257. and finally, number five, the interior lighting there in shall be sufficient to make easily decertainable the appearance of the patron and that the portion of the premiseses where they are sold, delivered or consumed. thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> and colleagues, any questions? for any of the presenters? why don't we open to public comment, any member of the public who would like to speak, please come forward. you each have three minutes. >> hi, michael nolty of the executive director for a better district sick. >> you receive a packet. and the alu, and it says no
letters of support and no letters of protest. that will mean that the applicant did not do any real community out reach. right there, it will make it clear, and it is really did some community out reach and there would be some letters of support. people are made more aware of the establishment and possibly protesting it. normally how the alliance would handle this, the percentage of the food sale, that all food sales will have and that they will have to purchase food before purchasing drink if they were going to have alcohol, they have to purchase the food not just going in there and get the alcohol, so, that would be our concern. and i think that the other that the police have put on it are acceptable.
because that is normally some of the things that we normally ask as a community organization, it is just a shame that i have to come down every time that there is a liquor license multiple times, obviously, because they don't reach out to the community and this is on, this is volunteers. so, but, i appreciate a new business coming in. we do need new businesses. and hopefully, this one will thrive in district six and we welcome to the community. thank you. >> thank you, mr. nolty and any speaker? seeing none, the public comment is closed. colleagues? >> so i move this, item to be continued? >> so we have a motion to continue to the call of the chair? >> yes. >> so, would i encourage the applicant to please reach out to the district supervisor, and i know that they want to have an opportunity to talk to you.
and i would also encourage you to reach out to the rest of the community, i think that it is only that could only help you something that could only help you. so without objection, thank you. >> if you could please call item number five. thank you mr. chair, item number five is the hearing to consider the issue ans of the on sale beer license to angel davis and nguej lay for 7682. >> i am here to ask permission to open a beer and wine bar at 315 ivy in haze valley. i have been managing the building for at last ten years and my best friend and partner angle davis and i would like to open a wine bar there and i was
born and raised in san francisco. i went to schools all in the richmond. >> yeah, the richmond district. >> the same as my father who went to all three schools. my father operated and ran a deli a couple of blocks away from here for 40 years. is he now working with my grandmother up on market and church. she also has a deli up there and she is 85 and still up there going strong. and as a native san franciscoan i have seen the city change a lot especially the haze valley, i have chosen the haze valley to want to continue my family's tradition of opening a small business and helping the neighborhood continue to grow, and hopefully the people can come and have a glass of wine and beer for many years to come. for the past couple of months we have been doing a ton of out
reach including talking to our supervisor and i am going to let angel come up and explain what we have done. >> great, thank you. >> good morning, supervisors, my name is angel davis and i am one of the owners of thstle and i am a third generation and we have lived in district 7 since 1954. and i guess about our space, we are a very small wine and beer bar we will focus on regional boozer as well as cheese and meats and so we can't to focus on the bay vendor and help out on the economy and getting the farmers across the bay and want to be able to know everybody that is brewing our beer and making our wine so we have a direct connection with the community and be able to share that with our patrons and i am not sure what it shows in your packet and i brought in letters
of support because i think that our original packet from the police and say that we have one letter of support and i brought in a packet to the clerk last week and it shows only 20 letters of support and the petition that we went around in the neighborhood and asking them if they would like to see a type of space like ours in the neighborhoods. so we have over 100 signature theres and i brought that with me in case you did not have that. but i did not make enough copies. >> actually i do find the strong letters of support from the merchant's association and even your e-mails where you adjust the hours. >> yeah, i did. >> and congratulations on working with the neighbor and the merchants as well. >> the reason why i like doing this type of work is because it is very come munal and it is very and you can reach out to people and i like that type of environment so i want to create that with my space. and we joined the neighborhood association and the merchant's association and we have been going to all of the meetings and just hearing the different
things and they want more non-alcoholic drinks and so that everybody can come in and have a good time and we want to be here for a long time and be able to support the community and the city that we live in. >> okay. thank you very much. >> we can now hear from the police department. >> representing san francisco, police. lay has filed an application with the california department of beverage control seeking a license for 313 ivy street and for the purpose of this hearing, the california department of alcohol befrage control seeks a determination to the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial. >> from the time period, july 2011 to july, 2 on 12, there is no calls for service at this location or police reports. this is located in plot 558. and applicant premises is not located in a high crime area.
>> it is located in the census track, 162.00. and the premises is currently located in an undue concentration area. there was no record of any letters of protests with the california department of alcohol beverage control and no record of letters p support and there is one letter of support that was registered with the northern police station. no opposition from northern station, and as long as they agree to the recommended conditions. alu recommends the following conditions. number one, sale, service, and consumption of alcohol, beverages will be permitted between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. sunday through thursday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight on friday and saturday evenings. number two, the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-sale is strictly